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Ned: Freedom Suit, Charles City County (Part 6 of 6)

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Richd Moore the elder died in 1798. He devised to his youngest son George Moore his tract of Land, with the conception that John Moore his eldest son should have 30 acres provided he gave George Moore schooling. George Moore not having been schooled, took possession of the whole tract so soon as he arrived at age which was about 1802. Sometime thereafter, John Moore brought an action of Forcible Entry & Retainer agt. George Moore which ultimately was carried to the Supr CC of King & Queen and there abandoned by John Moore. John Moore died in 1812 leaving an only daughter who intermarried with the Deft Booker in 1828. George Moore died in 1831, having first by decree and afterwards by his will emancipated his slaves and devised to them the land in dispute, having prior to that time sold one acre to the Farinholts who sold to Dudley the father of the defft Dudleys. After the death of Dudley was left the exr. to George Moore's will, Booker the deft. qualified as Admr. with the will annexed and sets up a claim on right of his wife to a part of the land and all the slaves. He claims the 30 acres of Land devised conditions to John Moore his wife's father. He claims slaves as in right of his wife, as one of the heirs at law Richd Moore the younger, who he assents was joint owner with George.